Sunday, December 20, 2009
An International Commission of Inquiry has written a report on the deadly crackdown on demonstrators in Guinea on September 28, 2009. At least 150 civilians were killed and many others raped by members of Guinea's armed forces. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said he transmitted the Commission's report to the U.N. Security Council, the African Union (AU), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The commission visited Conakry between November 15 and December 4 and sent its report to Mr. Ban earlier this week. Its members are Mohamed Bedjaoui, Francoise Ngendahayo Kayiramirwa and Pramila Patten.